Publications and Digital Media Excellence Awards

2016 NSPRA Publications and Electronic Media AwardsNSPRA’s Publications and Digital Media Excellence Awards recognize outstanding education publications and marketing/informational materials (print and electronic), video/TV/radio programs, social media and websites.

2021 Award Winners

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Blog

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Branding/Image Package

Excellence

Merit

Honorable Mention

  • Butler Tech, Hamilton, Ohio
    The Education Revolution
    AJ Huff, Public Relations Coordinator
  • Capital Region BOCES, Albany, N.Y.
    Three Programs Blend Into One - Reflected in New Logo Imaging (College Profile, Info Sheet, Student Agenda Book Cover
    Creative Team, Betsy DeMars, Communications Specialist
  • Greenville (Texas) Independent School District 
    Rally Round Reading Logo (Video
    Amy Wade, Community Relations Liaison, Kyle Heimbigner, Communications Specialist and Helen Williams, Chief Communications Officer
  • Guilford County Schools, Greensboro, N.C.
    COVID Safety Signage
    Wanda Edwards, Director of Communication
  • Lewisville (Texas)  Independent School District
    LISD Career Center Branding
    Abbie Klotzman, Communications Assistant  and Lee Ann Bandy, Graphics Coordinator
  • Lewisville (Texas) Independent School District
    LISD Alumni Brand Package
    Abbie Klotzman, Communications Assistant and Lee Ann Bandy, Graphics Coordinator
  • Mesa (Ariz.) Public Schools
    Mesa Public Schools Strategic Plan (Flyer, Posters, Laptop Stickers, Standup Banner
    Heidi Hurst, Director, Communications & Engagement
  • Mount Paran Christian School, Kennesaw, Ga.
    Campaign for CommUNITY (Blog)
    Amber Irizarry, Communications Content Specialist  and Tiffany Westbrook , Director of Marketing and Communications
  • San Elizario (Texas) Independent School District
    San Elizario ISD Logo (White, Black, and Gray) and Letterhead 
    Horacio Hernandez, Technology Director, Perla Magallon, IT Systems Specialist and Dr. Jeannie Meza-Chavez, Superintendent 
  • Socorro Independent School District, El Paso, Texas
    Socorro ISD Employee Health Clinic Logo
    Daniel Escobar, Chief Communications Officer
  • St. Charles Parish Public Schools, Luling, La.
    Strong Start 2020 (Family Reopening Guide, Employee Handbook, Reopening Update
    Regina McMillan, Public Information Coordinator - Special Programs, Stevie Crovetto,  Director of Public Information and Mason Dauphin, Public Information Coordinator 
  • St. Charles Parish Public Schools, Luling, La.
    MasKerade (Menu Card, Program, Invitation, Table Numbers
    Regina McMillan, Public Information Coordinator - Special Programs, Stevie Crovetto,  Director of Public Information and Mason Dauphin, Public Information Coordinator 
  • Wichita (Kans.) Public Schools
    WPS 150th Anniversary (T-Shirt, Strategic Plan Committment Card, Tumbler, Notecard
    Kayla Pennick, Graphic Design & Marketing Specialist and Suzy Finn, Marketing and Strategic Partnerships Supervisor

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Calendar

Excellence

  • Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District, University Heights, Ohio
    CH-UH District Print Calendar 20-21
    Cathan Cavanaugh, Supervisor of Communications
  • Clover Park School District, Lakewood, Wash.
    2020-21 District Calendar
    Ben Miller, Community Relations Manager
  • Kenosha (Wisc.)  Unified School District
    2020-21 KUSD Activity Calendar
    Tanya Ruder, Chief Communications Officer
  • Lake Stevens(Wash.) School District
    2020-21 District Calendar & Family Handbook
    Jayme Taylor, Executive Director of Communications & Community Services
  • Marion County Public Schools, Ocala, Fla. 
    2020-2021 Annual School Calendar
    Kevin Christian, APR, CPRC, Public Relations Director
  • Mesquite (Texas) Independent School District 
    2021-22 Mesquite ISD Calendar
    Sabreana Smith, Director of Strategic Communications and Aaron Libby, Graphics Arts Coordinator
  • Minnetonka (Minn.) Public Schools
    Minnetonka Public Schools Annual Calendar 2020-21
    Minnetonka Public Schools Communications Team
  • North Thurston Public Schools, Lacey, Wash.
    NTPS Empowered Learners -- Calendar and Handbook
    Cortny Martin, Community Relations Coordinator
  • Northshore School District, Bothell, Wash.
    Creatively Northshore
    Christina Wilner, Assistant Director of Communications, Natalie Campbell, Partnerships and Volunteer Coordinator, Kathy Hughes, District Receptionist  and Lisa Youngblood Hall, Chief Communications and Experience Officer
  • Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES, Utica, N.Y.
    2020-21 Utica City School District Calendar
    Jean Palmer, Senior Public Relations Specialist
  • Rockland BOCES, West Nyack, N.Y.
    Rockland BOCES 2020-21 Agency Calendar
    Scott Salotto, Director of Communications and Governmental Relations and Michele Kessler, Graphic Design
  • Seneca Valley School District, Harmony, Pa.
    Above and Beyond
    Katie Huttinger, Media Support Specialist


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E-Newsletter (External Audience)

Excellence

  • AASA, the School Superintendents Association, Alexandria, Va.
    Conference Daily Online 2021
    Jay Goldman, Editor, School Administrator Magazine, Liz Griffin, Managing Editor,  Jacqueline Hyman, Senior Editorial Assistant and James Minichello, Director of Communications
  • Francis Howell School District, Saint Charles Mo. 
    District Digest - eNewsletter
    Brynne Cramer, Communications Manager
  • Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.
    Tech Talk Online (November 2020, December 2020
    Karen Thornton, Communications Specialist and Valerie Laudato, Designer
  • Seneca Valley School District, Harmony, Pa.
    Raider Pride E-Newsletter (March 2020, January 2021
    Katie Huttinger, Media Support Specialist

Merit

  • Baldwin County School District, Milledgeville,Ga.
    The Beat March 2021 Newsletter
    Gina Whitaker, Executive Assistant
  • Baltimore County Public Schools, Towson, Md.
    Team BCPS E-Newsletter (February 2021, March 2021
     Diana Spencer, Communications Officer
  • Briarcliff Manor (N.Y.) UFSD
    Briarcliff Buzz 
    Maytal Wichman, Communications Specialist
  • Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES, Olean, N.Y.
    This Week at GV
    Jessica Golley, Marketing, Brand & Communication Coordinator and Jeff Babbit, Marketing, Brand & Communication Specialist
  • Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, D.C
    Urban Educator (April 2020, May 2020
    Tonya Harris, Director of Communications,  Joanne Coley, Communications Manager  and Kalin Hicks, Communications Intern 
  • Dayton (Ohio) Public Schools
    DPS Connection Newsletter (May 2020, November 2020
    Alexandra Kincaid, Writer and Content Specialist
  • Eastchester (N.Y.) Union Free School District
    Eastchester eNews (December 2020, January/February 2021
    Grace Noone, Communications Specialist and Valerie Laudato, Designer

  • Jeffco Public Schools, Golden Colo.
    Community Update (March 2020, July 2020
    Cameron Bell, Executive Director, Media Relations and Public Information
  • Jeffco Public Schools, Golden Colo.
    Media Tips
    Cameron Bell, Executive Director, Media Relations and Public Information
  • Katonah-Lewisboro School District, Cross River, N.Y.
    January 2021 and February 2021 News
    Lenore Person, Communications Specialist

  • Northshore School District, Bothell, Wash.
    Racial and Educational Justice Newsletter
    Christina Wilner, Assistant Director of Communications, Lisa Youngblood Hall, Chief Communications and Experience Officer, Chris Bigelow, Executive Director of Racial & Educational Justice and Ranna Harb, M.A., Racial and Educational Justice Coordinator
  • Pawling (N.Y.)  Central School District
    Pawling CSD Tiger Tribune (January 2021, February 2021
    Alison Pratt,  Communications Specialist
  • Pittsford (N.Y.) Central School District
    Superintendent's eNewsletter (December 2020, January 2021)  
    Nancy Wayman, Director of Communication
  • Rockford (Ill.) Public Schools
    What's LIVE on the 205 VIBE! February 2021
    Earl Dotson Jr., Chief of Communications
  • Spring Branch Independent School District, Houston, Texas
    SBISD's Top Ten
    Lexi Marshall, Assistant Director of Communications and Melissa Wiland, Assistant Director of Marketing & Creative Services 

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E-Newsletter (Internal Audience)

Excellence

  • Francis Howell School District, Saint Charles Mo. 
    The Weekly Howell - eNewsletter
    Brynne Cramer, Communications Manager
  • Gresham-Barlow School District, Gresham, Ore.
    Employee Newsletter-The Insider
    Athena  Vadnais, APR,  Communications Director
  • Newport News (Va.) Public Schools
    Return to Learn Weekly
    Michelle Price, Director of Public Information and Community Involvement
  • Northshore School District, Bothell, Wash.
    Northshore Staff Newsletter
    Christina Wilner, Assistant Director of Communications, Megan Bernicchi,Assistant Principal on Special Assignment, Katie Bjornstad, Assistant Principal on Special Assignment, Natalie Campbell, Partnerships and Volunteer Coordinator, Kathy Hughes, District Receptionist and Lisa Youngblood Hall, Chief Communications and Experience Officer

Merit

  • Bethel School District, Spanaway, Wash.
    Staff News
    Douglas Boyles, Communications Director and Conor Christofferson, Social Media Manager
  • Columbus (Ohio) City Schools
    The Core Report
    Scott Wortman, Chief Communications Officer
  • Dayton (Ohio) Public Schools
    PIO News Briefs
    Alexandra Kincaid, Writer and Content Specialist
  • Deer Valley Unified School District, Phoenix, Ariz. 
    Deer Valley Voice
    Monica Allread, Director, Communications & Community Engagement
  • Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District, Saginaw, Texas
    Campus Connection
    Kristin Barnes, Communications Specialist
  • Gilbert (Ariz.) Public Schools
    Marketing & Communications Newsletters
    Dawn Antestenis, Director of Communications and Marketing and Conna Jones, Special Projects, Communications and Marketing
  • Hampton (Va.) City Schools
    Be Safe. Be Well. Be Informed.
    Kellie Goral, Executive Director of PR & Marketing
  • Hawaii State Department of Education
    HIDOE Ho‘oha‘aheo Digital Monthly Newsletter
    Nanea Kalani, Communications Director, Drew Henmi, Communications Specialist,  Chanel Honda, Multi-Media Education Specialist  and Sara Miyazono, Communications Specialist
  • Jeffco Public Schools, Golden Colo.
    #TeamJeffco Briefing
    Cameron Bell, Executive Director, Media Relations and Public Information
  • Lexington County School District One, Lexington, S.C. 
    Inside Voice newsletter
    Kathryn McPhail, Communications Director
  • Mehlville School District, St. Louis, Mo. 
    Staff E-Newsletters
    Jessica Pupillo, Director of Communications
  • Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School, Chicago, Ill.
    O-School Communicator Internal Newsletter
    Brian Graves, Sr., Director of Marketing and Communications

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Excellence in Writing

Excellence

Merit

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Finance Publication

Excellence

Merit

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  • Baltimore County Public Schools, Towson, Md.
    Adopted Budget: Fiscal Year 2021
    Whitney Tantleff, Director, Office of Budget & Reporting, Kelly Nguyen, Fiscal Supervisor, Office of Budget and Reporting, Kevin Grabill, Fiscal Analyst III, Office of Budget and Reporting, Lisa Murphy, Fiscal Analyst III, Office of Budget and Reporting, David Andracchi, Fiscal Analyst III, Office of Budget and Reporting, Rosemary Podhorniak, Fiscal Analyst II, Office of Budget and Reporting, Michael Salkauskas, Fiiscal Analyst I, Office of Budget and Reporting and Kelly Bean, Fiscal Assistant III, Office of Budget and Reporting
  • Broadalbin-Perth Central School District,  Broadalbin, N.Y.
    Patriot Press: 2020 Special Budget Edition
    Michele Kelley, Director of Internal & External Relations
  • Hendrick Hudson School District, Montrose, N.Y.
    Hendrick Hudson School District Budget Newsletter
    Karen Hoffman, Communications Specialist and Valerie Laudato, Designer

  • Pawling (N.Y.) Central School District
    Pawling Budget Newsletter (English, Spanish
    Patrice Athanasidy, Communications Specialist
  • Questar III BOCES, Castleton, N.Y.
    Averill Park Capital Project Newsletter
    Dan Sherman, Director of Communications
  • Spring (Texas) Independent School District
    Popular Annual Financial Report
    Sylvia Wood, Communications Officer

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Handbook

Excellence

Merit

Honorable Mention 

  • Dayton (Ohio) Public Schools
    DPS Communication Manual
    Alexandra Kincaid, Writer and Content Specialist
  • Spring (Texas) Independent School District 
    Education Planning Guide
    Sylvia Wood, Communications Officer
  • St. Charles Parish Public Schools, Luling, La.
    2020-2021 Code of Conduct:  District Handbook
    Regina McMillan, Public Information Coordinator - Special Programs,  Stevie Crovetto,  Director of Public Information and Mason Dauphin, Public Information Coordinator  
  • St. Charles Parish Public Schools, Luling, La.
    Strong Start 2020 Family Reopening Guide
    Regina McMillan, Public Information Coordinator - Special Programs,  Stevie Crovetto,  Director of Public Information and Mason Dauphin, Public Information Coordinator  

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Infographic

Excellence

Merit

Honorable Mention

  • Beaverton (Ore.)  School District
    Where Did Our Bond Money Go?
    Shellie Bailey-Shah, Public Communications Officer
  • Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District, Saginaw, Texas
    EMS ISD Winter Holiday COVID-19 Mitigation Infographic
    Chelse Westbrook, Communications Coordinator
  • Longview (Texas) Independent School District
    COVID Family Feeding
    Elizabeth Ross, Multimedia Director
  • San Elizario (Texas) Independent School District
    #SEISDStepsUp4U
    Horacio Hernandez, Technology Director, Perla Magallon, IT Systems Specialist and Dr. Jeannie Meza-Chavez, Superintendent 
  • San Elizario (Texas) Independent School District
    #SEISDStepsUp4Employees
    Horacio Hernandez, Technology Director
  • San Elizario (Texas) Independent School District
    Back@ theNest Web Banner
    Horacio Hernandez, Technology Director, Perla Magallon, IT Systems Specialist and Dr. Jeannie Meza-Chavez, Superintendent 
  • San Elizario (Texas) Independent School District
    San Elizario Early College High School (SEECHS) Web Banner
    Horacio Hernandez, Technology Director, Perla Magallon, IT Systems Specialist and Dr. Jeannie Meza-Chavez, Superintendent 
  • St. Charles Parish Public Schools, Luling, La.
    @ Your Fingertips
    Regina McMillan, Public Information Coordinator - Special Programs, Stevie Crovetto,  Director of Public Information and Mason Dauphin, Public Information Coordinator  

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Internet/Intranet Website

Excellence

  • Capital Region BOCES, Albany, N.Y.
    BOCES by the Numbers
    Creative Team 
  • Capital Region BOCES, Albany, N.Y.
    Summer Adventure
    Digital Content Strategy Team
  • Dayton (Ohio) Public Schools
    Dayton Public Schools Website
    Alexandra Kincaid, Writer and Content Specialist  and Brittany Miller, Digital Media Specialist
  • Lewisville (Texas) Independent School District
    LISD.net Redesign 2020
    Abbie Klotzman, Communications Assistant and Amanda Brim, Chief Communications Officer
  • Lexington County School District One,  Lexington, S.C. 
    Stronger Together Webpage
    Kathryn McPhail, Communications Director
  • Maine Township High School District 207, Park Ridge, Ill. 
    District 207 Website
    Brett Clark, APR,  Director of Communications
  • Mansfield (Texas) Independent School District
    Mansfield ISD's Redesigned Website Overview (Website
    Alicia Alford, Director of Web Services
  • Northshore School District, Bothell, Wash.
    Northshore Learns
    Lisa Youngblood Hall, Chief Communications & Experience Officer, Christina Wilner, Assistant Director of Communications and Alex Clark, Digital Communications & Accessibility Specialist
  • Northshore School District, Bothell, Wash.
    Learning Model Status
    Lisa Youngblood Hall, Chief Communications & Experience Officer, Christina Wilner, Assistant Director of Communications and Alex Clark, Digital Communications & Accessibility Specialist
  • Osceola County School District,  Kissimmee, Fla.
    Osceola School District Website
    Carlos Hernandez, District Web Master and Dana Schafer, Public Information Officer
  • Osceola County School District,  Kissimmee, Fla.
    Osceola County School District Choice Website
    Carlos Hernandez, District Web Master and Dana Schafer, Public Information Officer
  • Rockdale County Public Schools, Conyers, Ga. 
    RCPS Reopening
    Michelle Kim, Community Relations Manager
  • Rockford (Ill.) Public Schools
    Rockford Public Schools Website
    Earl Dotson Jr., Chief of Communications
  • San Antonio (Texas) Indpendent School District 
    SAISD - Navigating Canvas
    Elsa Pennell, Director, Family & Community Engagement
  • School District 54, Schaumburg, Ill.
    School District 54 Website
    Terri McHugh, APR,  Executive Director Community Relations, Meagan Kasper, Community Relations Administrative Assistant and Vincent Baran, Multimedia Communications Specialist
  • Volusia County Schools, DeLand, Florida
    Volusia County Schools Website Redesign
    Cindi Lane, APR,  Community Information Specialist

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Magazine

Excellence

Merit

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Marketing Materials

Excellence

Merit

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Marketing Publication

Excellence

Merit

  • Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES, Olean, N.Y
    21-'22 CA BOCES CTE Program Catalog
    Jessica Golley, Marketing, Brand & Communication Coordinator
  • Fort Worth (Texas) Independent School District
    Pre-K Registration (Bus Ad, Poster, Mailer
    Barbara Griffith, Senior Communications Officer
  • Fort Worth (Texas) Independent School District
    Gold Seal Catalog
    Barbara Griffith, Senior Communications Officer
  • Mesa (Ariz.) Public Schools
    Bus Shelter Enrollment Campaign
    Heidi Hurst, Director, Communications & Engagement
  • Questar III  BOCES, Castleton, N.Y.
    Wynantskill Principal Search
    Dan Sherman, Director of Communications
  • Questar  III BOCES, Castleton, N.Y.
    Germantown Superintendent Search
    Dan Sherman, Director of Communications
  • Questar III BOCES, Castleton, N.Y.
    Top Reasons to Call Tech Valley High School Home
    Dan Sherman, Director of Communications
  • San Elizario (Texas) Independent School District
    San Elizario ISD Academics Billboard
    Horacio Hernandez, Technology Director, Perla Magallon, IT Systems Specialist and Dr. Jeannie Meza-Chavez, Superintendent 
  • San Elizario (Texas) Independent School District
    San Elizario ISD Athletics Billboard
    Horacio Hernandez, Technology Director, Perla Magallon, IT Systems Specialist and Dr. Jeannie Meza-Chavez, Superintendent 
  • Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, Savannah, Ga.
    SCCPSS Promotional Ads (Ad One, Ad Two, Ad Three
    Sheila Blanco, Public Information Manager and Stacy Jennings, Director of Communications
  • Spring (Texas) Independent School District 
    Spring Times
    Sylvia Wood, Communications Officer
  • Waterloo (Iowa) Schools
    Virtual Special Education Flier
    Katrina Hemann, Communications Specialist II
  • Wichita (Kans.) Public Schools
    Magnet Enrollment Marketing Double-fold Mailer (Print, Web
    Kayla Pennick, Graphic Design & Marketing Specialist and Suzy Finn, Marketing and Strategic Partnerships Supervisor

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Podcasting/Audio

Excellence

Merit

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Print Newsletter (External Audience)

Excellence

Merit

  • Longview (Texas) Independent School District
    The Longview Voice
    Elizabeth Ross, Multimedia Director
  • Pittsford (N.Y.) Central School District
    District Newsletter - 2020-21 Winter and Spring Issues
    Nancy Wayman, Director of Communication
  • School District of Clayton, Mo.
    Inside Clayton 2020-2021
    Chris Tennill, APR,  Chief Communications Officer

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Print Newsletter (Internal Audience)

Honorable Mention

  • El Dorado (Kans.) Public Schools USD 490
    Chalkboard Chatter (October 2020, November 2020
    Kimberly Koop, Director of Information Services

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Social Media

Excellence

Merit

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Special Purpose Publication

Excellence

Merit

Honorable Mention

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Video (produced in-house)

Excellence

Merit

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Video (produced with outside contract)

Excellence

Merit

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